Reading Webpages. Like, actually reading!

Forget surfing. Clicking from page to page, skimming paragraphs, forgetting it immediately. Someone spent quality time writing, I want to spend quality time reading. Like the good old days. Reading beautiful print on paper, understanding, thinking about what I’m reading.

Along these lines, I totally heart that “READER” trick iOS 5 Mobile Safari does with some webpages. Anyone know how to teach Chrome or Firefox to do the same?

If you haven’t heard of it, see

This is an absolute revolution in actually reading overstyled, ad-riddled online content. I even find myself hitting the READER button for fairly clean content because it always produces a consistent result.

This really shouldn’t be a revolution. We know people can read/concentrate/comprehend better without distraction!


Update: Krzysiek Głębowicz mentioned Readability and I found dotEPUB.

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2 thoughts on “Reading Webpages. Like, actually reading!”

  1. Try Feedly and Evernote (and Evernote Clearly plugin for web). I prefer feedly for general reading of websites, especially on a tablet, and Evernote when I plan on clipping the page and saving it to my Evernote notebooks.

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